Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

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SSOT Historical Facts


60 years ago:
On September 23rd, 1955 a meeting was held to form the Saskatchewan Association of occupational therapists.  Originally intended to be for CAOT members but there was discussion about allowing non-CAOT members to join.   Around this time period the  "name" is sometimes changed and referred to as the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists.

50 years ago:
On November 5th, 1965 the organisation "Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapy" was incorporated under the Non-Profit corporations Act.  Around this time period the name switches between reference to "Occupational Therapy" and "Occupational Therapists".

40 years ago:
In March 1975 a submission was made by SSOT to the Saskatchewan Minister of Public Health "On the need for an educational program for occupational therapists in Saskatchewan.  I believe this was the first "formal" brief to government.  Prior to this time the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society (CARS) had been active in promoting a Saskatchewan School of Rehabilitation with courses in OT and PT, together with the U of S College of Medicine and the Co-ordinating Council for Rehabilitation (Saskatchewan).